Cottage of the Week: $3 million for a granite island with its own power supply
The Place: Two cottages—one for the owners, one for guests—on an eight-acre outer island in Pointe au Baril.
The History: Inhabited since the late 1800s, the eight-and-a-half acre granite island is located a 5-minute boat ride away from the historic Ojibway Club. There’s a two-bedroom main house and a smaller two-bedroom guest cottage on the western edge of the island. Boardwalks and bridges weave their way around small ponds, trees, shrubs and blueberry patches.
Big Selling Point: Forget expensive hydro bills. Both cottages are completely powered by a solar and wind energy generation system.
Possible Deal Breaker: The Ojibway Club isn’t the only thing that’s a boat ride away: on this island or any other, getting supplies usually requires a water voyage–and so does getting rid of garbage.
By The Numbers:
• $9,205.22 in property taxes (2015)
• 1,300-square-foot main cottage
• 8.65-acre island
• 3-slip floating dock
• 2-bedroom main cottage
• 2-bedroom waterside guest cottage
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 wood-burning fireplace
• 1 wood-burning stove
• 1 basketball court
• 1 regulation diving board